Definition of tempest :
1. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum, n., 4.
2. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm.
3. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
4. To disturb as by a tempest.
5. To storm.
wind (part of speech: noun)
- I cannot walk through this tempest, and my son may die." - "The Faery Tales of Weir", Anna McClure Sholl.
- Claude was silent, for she knew by familiar signs that the tempest was about to burst. - "King of the Castle", George Manville Fenn.
- " Come to that," he said, " the tempest has blowed something into my field. - "Humorous Ghost Stories", Dorothy Scarborough.